The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel
What We Love
- Victoria Harbor vistas from most of the guest rooms
- Afternoon tea service with intoxicating infusions by local purveyor Jing
- The century-old cotton tree that greets guests upon arrival
- The Murray 75, the hotel’s signature orange blossom-forward version of the classic French cocktail
What To Know
- With rooms that starting at 500 square feet, this hotel has one of the city’s most spacious accommodations
- An in-house nutritionist can create customized menus for guests with dietary restrictions
- A one Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant opens doors soon
- The hotel’s pillow menu offers 16 choices, including a “snore-no-more” option
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Chicly restored Norman Foster knockout flanked by Victoria Peak, featuring harbor views and a Michelin-starred restaurant
When British architect Ron Philips designed this gridded ivory behemoth about 50 years ago, it was intended to function as a no-nonsense bureaucratic hive—but a 45-month-long renovation unveiled a dramatic revamp of the former government office. While long-admired features like its geometric façade and arcades remain untouched, powerhouse design firm Foster + Partners sought to make the urban icon a more permeable sanctuary, trading the building’s original fortress-like parking lot for a leafy courtyard that now includes a public tai chi area. Rooms are dapper and leather-bound, with surfaces covered in rare white stone. Sexy surprises continue in the form of a lobby redolent with Sicilian citrus and a glass-encased rooftop pavilion. The latter houses Popinjays (named for the resident cockatoos on neighboring Garden Road), a wraparound terrace bar with a curated selection of vintage champagnes. Though you’re within easy reach of the city’s buzzing retail heart, the property’s many sanctuaries of calm, including a soothing vitality pool, make this a coveted cocoon amidst Hong Kong’s urban sprawl.
In the Area
Though you can choose from one of five restaurants onsite, venture out for an all-you-can-eat dim sum brunch at nearby Duddell’s, perched above an outpost of local clothing boutique, Shanghai Tang. The hotel’s Cotton Tree Drive location mean guests are within a pebble’s throw of Hong Kong Park, a rare stretch of green in the concrete jungle featuring an aviary and the Hong Kong Teaware Museum. The international airport is approximately a 35-minute drive while Central, the closest subway station, is just a 10-minute walk.
How to Get There
1. Conveniently located in Central, far away from the crowd, but connected to everything else with sky walk.
2. Room was spacious.
3. Love the design
4. Good amenities
5. The only hotel I stayed at in HK out of the 5 that replenish my welcome fruit amenity in room TWICE every day during room make up session.
6. I strongly feel that the rate can be higher the next time I visit HK. Definitely new gem in town, every one knows about it.
7. Longest pillow menu I have ever seen in life.
8. I love the hiking descriptions in directory.
9. Cookie amenity was delicious!
1. If you are charging HKD 700+ per night for 3rd person capacity, you better provide 3rd set of amenities. I had to call for additional set of slippers, bath robes, etc.
2. The welcome message on the TV screen, either don't do it, or do it with personalized name recognition.
3. The TripAdvisor review link does not work in your post departure email survey.
4. Not flexible for late check out requests even when occupancy was like half full.
5. Luggage delivery took forever. My personal boundary is 5 min.
6. If rooftop bar is closed for private event, you should be putting a note in guest room instead of having your guests going upstairs trying the elevator but fail and then have to go down to reception to ask what's going on.
Good service with a smile, opulent setting in large building
Expensive but excellent rooms and common areas
Not the best of situations a stone's throw from central station but also close to finance district and botanical gardens
I was only in HK for one night but was blown away by the Murray. Not only is it smack in the middle of everything you could want, but it’s downright stunning. After traveling through Indonesia and Thailand the hotels (while beautiful) started to look fairly similar. The Murray stands out in a bold and beautiful way. I really loved the decor and design down to the smallest detail. The room has luxurious amenities for the price point. They include everything you could need like toothbrush and hairbrush, and they also have some very nice extras like Frette slippers and lavender linen mist for calm sleep. We didn’t get to use the pool (indoor) but it was quite stunning. We had breakfast (included) in the morning and there was a huge selection of both Chinese and western food. They also offered a hot a la cart menu which was cooked to perfection. While we didn’t interact with the staff too much, we were very pleased with our check in and check out. The concierge and front desk clerk were very sweet and knowledgeable.
Cannot say nice enough things about this property. It’s an absolute must stay!
This is the 2nd time for me to stay in The Murray. Compare with the last stay in August this year, there were more guests than last time. (Could see from the crowd at the breakfast area). Though all staff were very busy in serving the guests, they could still manage their professionalism and smile on their face and my husband and I were being escorted to our seat quickly. We were being upgraded this time. The room was clean and spacious. I like the modern design of the room very much especially the washroom. We will definitely return again as a weekend getaway when we have no time for travel abroad.
Had a one night stay here with my wife. The room was clean and chic, bed is comfortable, location is unbeatable and we had a good rest.Dinner experience at popinjays is excellent. Everything is spot on!Breakfast food quality could be improved since most items are a la carte, which quality is the key.Incorrect bill at check out, wrong spending, wrong dinning, even room rate was wrong.Staff at breakfast and reception could have some more training.